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You could happily pull any bottle from this red wine case and be chuffed with the wine your pouring. So what are you getting that's so good? Malbec fans will enjoy both the classic Cahors, from its French homeland, and the majestic Mendoza wine too.

Ripe and rich Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wine makes a good comparison with the Cabernet-Merlot South African blend. Then there's a Sicilian Syrah you simply can't refuse, and a Portuguese red blend full of sunshine fruit flavours.

They're all good red wines, there's no doubt. With or without food, for sharing or solo. So which will be your favourite wines from this stellar collection?

Wines that hit the spot every time. Taking in top wine regions of the world, you've everything from Syrah to Cabernet Sauvignon, Portuguese red blend to great Argentinean Malbec. These are red wines aimed at showing how good red wines needn't be boring or pedestrian. Enjoy the variety and quality
9 review(s)
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2 xSuelo Argentino Malbec 2016, Mendoza

2 xCranswick Lakefield Cabernet Merlot 2016, SE Australia

1 xChâteau Vincens Cuvée Prestige 2015, Cahors

2 xVortice Syrah 2016, Sicily

3 xAlta Corte 2016, Lisboa

2 xBonnievale Cabernet Merlot 2016, South Africa

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Suelo Argentino Malbec 2016, Mendoza

1 review(s)

Great taste, well-rounded wine at such a low cost. Andrew

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Mendoza

Grape Variety

Malbec

Country

Argentina

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Beef

The Producer

Three generations of the Zuccardi family have presided over the company since it was founded by engineer Alberto Zuccardi in 1963. Planting vines in the Maipu province of Mendoza, Alberto was one of the first producers to experiment with irrigation systems. Fast forward fifty years and current owner Sebastián Zuccardi was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 by the International Wine Challenge. Social and environmental responsibility is high on the agenda for this prominent company and initiatives include the protection of over 70 hectares of woodland and 1100 hectares where the native flora and fauna are protected.

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Chicken Paupiette with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

The multi-layered flavours of savoury mushroom, sweet, sun-dried tomato and rich aubergine and pepper calls for a bit of an all-rounder. A soft, easy-drinking Argentinian Malbec will cover all the required taste bases! Full recipe

Cranswick Lakefield Cabernet Merlot 2016, SE Australia

1 review(s)

I first tried this wine in a mixed case and found it exceptionally delicious. It has now become a firm favourite, very tasty but not too heavy. A good all-round wine for any time of the year. Lorraine

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

South-East Australia

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

Australia

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBeef, Sausages, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Made from a wide range of quality vineyards in Riverina in South Eastern Australia, the grapes come from vines grown in loam soils. Classic varieties Chardonnay and Semillon are used for the whites, with the reds predominatly Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

Seared Angus Fillet with French Fries

For this most prized cut of meat, only the silkiest and smoothest of reds will do. Try ripe Merlots or succulent Cabernet Sauvignon with a spicy kick. Full recipe

Château Vincens Cuvée Prestige 2015, Cahors

1 review(s)

There's quite a New World modernity to this Malbec with its chocolate and ripe tannins, but they're in decent balance and there's a plush warming black fruit to finish.'

The Wine Gang

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Percentage Alcohol

13.5

Region

Cahors

Grape Variety

ArrayMalbec, Merlot

Country

France

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2015

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Strong), Game Meats, Vegetarian

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

In the Cahors region in the south-west of France, Château Vincens lies off the beaten track, close to Luzech, where the Vincens family has built up its holdings of vines to the 33ha cultivated today. Philippe Vincens now runs the property with his sister lsabelle, though their Father Michel still keeps a very close eye on the vine

Game Sausage Rolls

Who needs a plain old sausage roll when you can have a game sausage roll? The ultimate buffet nibble, these will go nicely with a medium-full bodied red from Cahors with rich, dark fruit flavours to pair with the gamey notes. Full recipe

Vortice Syrah 2016, Sicily

2 review(s)

Sicilian gem! Really liked this smooth syrah from Sicily. It was packed full of blackberry fruit but had a hint of peppery-ness.

Would go well with a spicy Italian pizza! Claire

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Percentage Alcohol

13.0

Region

Sicily

Grape Variety

Syrah / Shiraz

Country

Italy

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Unoaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayCharcuterie, Pizza, Tomato Based Pasta

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

These wines are made by Alana McGettigan and consultant Matt Thomson at a private winery in the hills outside of Trapani in western Sicily. Alana manages to fit this into her northern Italian commitments as the Sicilian harvest is in first half of September.
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Antipasti Skewers

These quick and easy light bites call for a fresh, light white or red wine with plenty of fruit flavours to contrast with the salty prosciutto. Try the Vortice Syrah it's our 'go-to' match for this dish. Full recipe

Alta Corte 2016, Lisboa

1 review(s)

A blend of the rare Caladoc grape with Tinta Roriz, this wine is all juicy fruit. Yes, a light sense of structure gives the wine shape, but the bold berry fruits give it a refreshing, ready-to-drink character. Enjoy now. Wine Enthusiast 87 pts

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Percentage Alcohol

12.5

Region

Lisboa

Grape Variety

ArrayCaladoc, Tinta Roriz

Country

Portugal

Style

ArrayMedium-Bodied Red, Oaked Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayCheese (Mild), Sausages, Tomato-Based Dishes

Vegan

Vegan

The Producer

Founded by wine-making legend José Neiva Correia in 1998, DJF Vinhos is located in the Lisboa region which stretches north along the coast from the capital Lisbon. A simple philosophy with an ambitious aim: to transform the rich and diverse Portuguese varieties into top quality wines that are accessible to all. Quality and value for money are key, and the estate even buys in used oak barrels and employ two coopers to take them apart and strip them back to the new wood – as good as new for a fraction of the price. DJF is not short of fans, with more awards than any other Portuguese producer of the last 20 years, including red wine of the year at the IWC and twice Portuguese Winery of the Year in the New York Wine Competition since 2012.
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Pasta With Olives, Tomatoes and Spicy Sausage

Quick to prepare and packed with flavour, this sausage stew will work well with smooth, medium-bodied earthy reds with red fruit flavours. The Alta Corte fits the bill perfectly. Full recipe

Bonnievale Cabernet Merlot 2016, South Africa

3 review(s)

A well-balanced wine that was a great pleasure to drink with or without food. It went very well with grilled pork loin steaks. The label says "unpretentious", and, for once, the label is spot on. Christopher

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Percentage Alcohol

14.0

Region

Robertson

Grape Variety

ArrayCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country

South Africa

Style

Medium-Bodied Red

Vintage

2016

Food Match

ArrayBBQ, Lamb, Sausages

The Producer

It was all thanks to a pioneering Scotsman named Christopher Forrest Rigg (you would have to be an intrepid explorer with a name like that) that the town and farming community of Bonnievale came in to existence. Arriving in the arid Breede River Valley, due east of Cape Town, at the turn of the 20th Century, he set about developing the basis for an irrigation canal that would allow the entire valley to be farmed. As a parting shot he named the town and valley Bonnievale (Beautiful Valley) after his grandfathers_ home in Scotland. One of three wineries in the valley by the 1990_s, Bonnievale Cellar joined forces with its neighbours in 2006 to create a co-operative of more than 100 grape growers.
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Roast Pheasant with Lemon & Rosemary

Contrast the delicate savoury flavours in this dish with a light to medium-bodied red with good fruit intensity. You don_t want to go for overly tannic styles which will overpower the meat so stick to soft, supple styles such as New World Merlots or lighter European reds. Full recipe
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Suelo Argentino

Great taste, well rounded wine at such a low cost.

By Andrew on 30th June 2017

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Delicious

I first tried this wine in a mixed case and found it exceptionally delicious. It has now become a firm favourite, very tasty but not too heavy. A good all round wine for any time of the year.

By Lorraine on 26th June 2017

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another goodie

3rd bottled tried ...another nice wine

By steve on 05th October 2018

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yet another

another lovely wine

By steve on 06th October 2018

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Sicilian gem!

Really liked this smooth syrah from Sicily. It was packed full of blackberry fruit but had a hint of peppery-ness.
Would go well with a spicy Italian pizza!

By Claire on 24th June 2017

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Well balanced

Lovely juicy, drinkable wine with date/fig on the nose and palate.
A reasonably priced wine that punches well above its weight.

By Douglas on 06th November 2018

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It does what it says on the bottle: "Unpretentious"

A well-balanced wine that was a great pleasure to drink with or without food. It went very well with grilled pork loin steaks. The label says "unpretentious", and, for once, the label is spot on.

By Christopher on 16th January 2018

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Any day

The note says a great Wednesday wine, I've enjoyed it's smooth taste and fruity finish on a Thursday and Friday. Great Wine.

By Mandy on 18th September 2017

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Very Nice wine

My wife and I really enjoyed this wine. It is medium body, full of fruity flavour. Smooth on the palate and a smooth long finish.

By John on 21st July 2017

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